Sunday Reflection

  • Fourth Sunday of Easter: Good Shepherds

    Apr 20, 2018

    Good shepherds are hard to find. A good shepherd has to recognise the value of the sheep. A good shepherd has to be willing to take risks to protect the sheep. A good shepherd has to care.

  • Third Sunday of Easter: Why Evangelise?

    Apr 13, 2018

    Every Sunday we come to Mass. We receive the great gift of God’s grace in the Word and in the Sacrament. And then we are commissioned at every Mass to take what we have received and to bring it out to the world.

  • Second Sunday of Easter: God’s mercy forgives our doubts

    Apr 06, 2018

    This Sunday is Divine Mercy Sunday. It is also the Sunday where the Gospel reading is always that of Doubting Thomas.

  • The Solemnity of the Resurrection of the Lord — Easter: The Centre of the Arena

    Mar 28, 2018

    We pray for the courage to shout out to the world, “We are Christians. We are God’s people. We live for him. We die for him. We live eternally.”

  • It’s easy to say Hosanna, it’s hard to stand under the cross

    Mar 23, 2018

    We really are thrown by the liturgy. Is this a triumphal celebration or a remembrance of the Cross? The Church catches this contrast even in its naming of the day. It is no longer just “Palm Sunday.” Nor is it “Passion Sunday.” No, the proper name of today’s celebration is Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion.

  • Fifth Sunday of Lent: The law written on our hearts

    Mar 16, 2018

    This Lent, the first readings have, by and large, presented covenants. Again, the term covenant means a binding agreement between people, or in the case of Sacred Scripture, between God and His people.

  • Fourth Sunday of Lent: God is in control

    Mar 09, 2018

    The historian who wrote the Second Book of Chronicles from which our first reading for today comes, looked back at the Babylonian Captivity and saw the hand of God. The Jewish people had practised infidelity after infidelity, abomination after abomination.

  • Third Sunday of Lent: Livestock, whip, and zeal

    Feb 28, 2018

    The reason John brings this to the head of his Gospel, out of historical order, is also the reason that we read this nearly halfway on the road to Easter. It forecasts the whole paschal mystery.

  • First Sunday of Lent: The Rainbow and the Hound

    Feb 15, 2018

    This year the first readings for the Sundays of Lent present various covenants. The term covenant means a binding agreement between people, or in the case of Sacred Scripture, between God and His people.

  • Sixth Sunday of Ordinary Time: Unclean!!

    Feb 09, 2018

    This Sunday’s first reading from the Book of Leviticus gives just a few of the horrible rules established by the Mosaic community to protect itself from leprosy. In ancient times, leprosy was believed to be deforming, incurable and contagious